Around the World in a Solar Plane

Posted by Alex Cannon on June 27, 2016 in Cool STEM Stuff News No Comments

Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist Bertrand Piccard is currently flying a solar-powered plane across the Atlantic as part of his attempt to complete the first flight around the world (that’s 22,000 miles!) in a solar-powered plane. What is Solar-Powered? When we talk about something that is solar-powered, we are referring to something that is powered either

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New Art Mezzanine Exhibit: Summer Perspectives

Posted by Alex Cannon on June 6, 2016 in News No Comments

Beginning Tuesday, June 7th, visitors are welcome to view Summer Perspectives, a colorful and beautiful collection of paintings by Connecticut artist, Alexandria Sinchak. About the art: This 2016 collection features acrylic paintings inspired by various New England beach towns, primarily Milford and Mystic (CT), Cape Cod (MA), and Misquamicut Beach (RI). Other inspirations for these

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Summer Program Spotlight: Maker Academy

Posted by Alex Cannon on June 1, 2016 in Program Spotlight No Comments

MAKER ACADEMY is offered June 20-24 for young learners in Grades 6-9. Young inventors and makers will use their imaginations and building skills as they learn how to use a variety of tools to create. We’ll do cool hacks and rebuilds, and learn about electricity! Register your child online for Maker Academy or any other program

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Discoveries Spring 2016 Newsletter

Posted by John Chamberlain on May 14, 2016 in News No Comments

All the latest news on STEM learning at Discovery Museum featuring a student’s story of success at the science fair, details on an upcoming special event at the Museum, a profile of our Director of Guest Services & Public Programming, updates on new exhibits, our summer programs and more!

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Mercury Monday at Discovery Museum

Posted by John Chamberlain on May 9, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

Today, Monday, May 9 Mercury Monday celebrates Mercury’s transit of the sun with special shows in Science on a Sphere, solar scopes and more activities. The Museum is open to the public with half price admission to encourage our friends and neighbors to learn about today’s special celestial event. The next Mercury transit won’t occur

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The Moo Family’s Meteorite Mission

Posted by John Chamberlain on April 21, 2016 in News No Comments

Do you love exploring? Are you excited about solving mysteries? Are you on a quest to solve a problem? People love and explore STEM for a range of reasons, and at Discovery we love to meet new friends and learn why they love STEM. Joshua and Alice Moo and their family visited Discovery Museum on

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